Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Historical Dictionary of Peru

Historical Dictionary of Peru Area studies Reference Reviews Volume 32 · Number 7/8 · 2018 · 52-56 The Archives uses ContentDM to present the Peru is a country with a long history and is collections. There is a simple search box on the becoming increasingly important as a tourist main site page, with a link to expand it to destination because of this. For newcomers to the Advanced Search. There is no browse button, but country, the scene is set with a helpful and once a search has been run, the search term can be detailed chronology. A substantial and informative removed to display the entire collection. By introduction follows that discusses Peru’s default, the search will include all collections and geography and economy and gives a perceptive sort by relevance. The sorting can be changed to insight into its complex history and politics, other options via a drop down above the results. explaining why its economic potential has not Collections can be added or removed to a search been realized. via the facets on the left side of the results page. In common with other volumes in the series, There are additional search limit facets on this the alphabetical section is commendably side: creator, source, subject, title and type. exhaustive covering all aspects of Peruvian life and Clicking on a result opens a page with the image resources. Where it scores is with its biographical and a description section including hyperlinked entries which provide information on a very wide metadata such as the collection name, title, range of personalities from all walks of life. description, creator, subject, location, region and Although politicians such as Fujimoro and the period. Images can be viewed in full screen modes, Spanish conqueror, Francisco Pizarro, will be and there are options to print and download familiar, many others may be unknown to western items. readers. Personalities such as the chef Gaston Overall, Alaska’s Digital Archives presents Acurio and the builder of the first commercial interesting and wide-ranging collections of unique airport in Peru, Elmer Faucett are good examples. and valuable information unlike any other Some entries are longer covering broad subjects available on the public internet and is appropriate such as agriculture, mining, music and for public, school and academic libraries. transportation. These are very well cross- Although the interface is a little dated and there referenced directing readers to entries on specific are occasional errors on the static pages of the site, personalities and topics. Bold type within an entry the value of the content more than makes up for leads the reader to a specific entry: for instance this. pueblosjovene  s is highlighted in bold type in the Ellen Wilson entry on Lima. The work is also commendably Electronic Resources Librarian, University of provided with see also references at the end of an South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA entry. Important topics such as Shining Path are treated sensitively with plenty of see also references to relevant organizations in English and Spanish. The book will be a valuable addition to the RR 2018/229 reference library, as it is comprehensive and extremely easy to use with plenty of cross- references. It is commendably up-to-date with Peter F. Klare´ n material being included up to June 2016. The Rowman & Littlefield Appendix entitled Profile of Peru is a useful Lanham, MD and London quick reference guide covering basic information on the economy, demographics and xxxii1461 pp. politics. However, its comprehensive coverage and attention to detail of this diverse and often ISBN 978 1 5381 0667 9 (print); ISBN 978 1 5381 0668 6 troubled land make it the ideal reference source (e-book) for higher education institutions and those £75 $110 (print); £70 $104.50 (e-book) embarking on business trips. The bibliography Historical Dictionaries of the Americas is most impressive. It covers over 30 pages and is helpfully subdivided into broad subject areas Keywords Dictionaries, History, Peru ending with a useful list of websites. For anyone Review DOI 10.1108/RR-06-2018-0107 embarking on serious research, this This is the latest volume in the Historical bibliography is a vital starting point. Dictionaries of the Americas series, and it follows the Its topicality, breadth and depth of coverage same format and style as its predecessors. Like make this an essential information tool for all them, it has a distinguished expert as its author. those interested in knowing more about Peru. Peter Klare´n had a long academic career at Moreover, it is extremely readable and informative George Washington University and in 2017 was which makes it hard to put down. awarded the Orden del Sol del Peru by the Diana Dixon Peruvian government. Freelance Reviewer, Oakham, UK http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

Historical Dictionary of Peru

Reference Reviews , Volume 32 (7/8): 1 – Sep 17, 2018

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/historical-dictionary-of-peru-5vvx08o441
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0950-4125
DOI
10.1108/RR-06-2018-0107
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Area studies Reference Reviews Volume 32 · Number 7/8 · 2018 · 52-56 The Archives uses ContentDM to present the Peru is a country with a long history and is collections. There is a simple search box on the becoming increasingly important as a tourist main site page, with a link to expand it to destination because of this. For newcomers to the Advanced Search. There is no browse button, but country, the scene is set with a helpful and once a search has been run, the search term can be detailed chronology. A substantial and informative removed to display the entire collection. By introduction follows that discusses Peru’s default, the search will include all collections and geography and economy and gives a perceptive sort by relevance. The sorting can be changed to insight into its complex history and politics, other options via a drop down above the results. explaining why its economic potential has not Collections can be added or removed to a search been realized. via the facets on the left side of the results page. In common with other volumes in the series, There are additional search limit facets on this the alphabetical section is commendably side: creator, source, subject, title and type. exhaustive covering all aspects of Peruvian life and Clicking on a result opens a page with the image resources. Where it scores is with its biographical and a description section including hyperlinked entries which provide information on a very wide metadata such as the collection name, title, range of personalities from all walks of life. description, creator, subject, location, region and Although politicians such as Fujimoro and the period. Images can be viewed in full screen modes, Spanish conqueror, Francisco Pizarro, will be and there are options to print and download familiar, many others may be unknown to western items. readers. Personalities such as the chef Gaston Overall, Alaska’s Digital Archives presents Acurio and the builder of the first commercial interesting and wide-ranging collections of unique airport in Peru, Elmer Faucett are good examples. and valuable information unlike any other Some entries are longer covering broad subjects available on the public internet and is appropriate such as agriculture, mining, music and for public, school and academic libraries. transportation. These are very well cross- Although the interface is a little dated and there referenced directing readers to entries on specific are occasional errors on the static pages of the site, personalities and topics. Bold type within an entry the value of the content more than makes up for leads the reader to a specific entry: for instance this. pueblosjovene  s is highlighted in bold type in the Ellen Wilson entry on Lima. The work is also commendably Electronic Resources Librarian, University of provided with see also references at the end of an South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA entry. Important topics such as Shining Path are treated sensitively with plenty of see also references to relevant organizations in English and Spanish. The book will be a valuable addition to the RR 2018/229 reference library, as it is comprehensive and extremely easy to use with plenty of cross- references. It is commendably up-to-date with Peter F. Klare´ n material being included up to June 2016. The Rowman & Littlefield Appendix entitled Profile of Peru is a useful Lanham, MD and London quick reference guide covering basic information on the economy, demographics and xxxii1461 pp. politics. However, its comprehensive coverage and attention to detail of this diverse and often ISBN 978 1 5381 0667 9 (print); ISBN 978 1 5381 0668 6 troubled land make it the ideal reference source (e-book) for higher education institutions and those £75 $110 (print); £70 $104.50 (e-book) embarking on business trips. The bibliography Historical Dictionaries of the Americas is most impressive. It covers over 30 pages and is helpfully subdivided into broad subject areas Keywords Dictionaries, History, Peru ending with a useful list of websites. For anyone Review DOI 10.1108/RR-06-2018-0107 embarking on serious research, this This is the latest volume in the Historical bibliography is a vital starting point. Dictionaries of the Americas series, and it follows the Its topicality, breadth and depth of coverage same format and style as its predecessors. Like make this an essential information tool for all them, it has a distinguished expert as its author. those interested in knowing more about Peru. Peter Klare´n had a long academic career at Moreover, it is extremely readable and informative George Washington University and in 2017 was which makes it hard to put down. awarded the Orden del Sol del Peru by the Diana Dixon Peruvian government. Freelance Reviewer, Oakham, UK

Journal

Reference ReviewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 17, 2018

There are no references for this article.